The Ranch Golf Club

4.6064176471 4.6 stars from 5 (156)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7174 yards
  • Slope: 139
  • Rating: 75.0
  • Layout

  • 65 Sunnyside Rd, Southwick, MA 01077
  • (866) 790-9333, (413) 569-9333
  • (413) 569-9330
  • theranchgolfclub.com

Year built: 2001
Architect(s): Damian Pascuzzo (2001)
Type: Public
Greens: L-93, G-2, and A-4 Bentgrass
Fairways: Providence, Putter, Imperial and Southshore Bentgrass

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes - 20 grass stations
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Bathing attire, cut off shorts, halter-tops, tube tops, tank tops, and similar types of recreational wear are not considered proper dress on the golf course.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Amex

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7174 yards 75.0 139
Blue 72 6588 yards 71.8 133
White 72 6103 yards 69.6 130
White (W) 72 6103 yards 75.9 138
Gold (W) 72 4983 yards 69.7 125
Gold 72 4983 yards 64.5 122

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 156 Reviews
5 stars:
96
4 stars:
41
3 stars:
11
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

147 out of 155 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs near the airport   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers a weekend splurge   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining dinner  

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Reviews


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5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Extremely Nice course and layout, 5h pace of play too long"


Zack3588845's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

We had a foursome at 12:52 Saturday and enjoyed the course, each hole very unique and nice. However the pace of play was unnecessarily slow. Groups should be encouraged to play more quickly as one or two foursomes can really impact the day for everyone by being so slow.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fantastic course"


u3170941's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Playing at The Ranch is always a first-class experience from the parking lot to the 19th hole. The staff is very friendly, and the golf course is in immaculate condition. My only complaint would be players who do not fix ball marks on the greens. I was surprised by the amount of damage at such a beautiful venue. Players caught leaving damage should be warned then banned.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great day for fall golf"


uXPCN8935XP's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Was matched up with 3 other golfers, the weather was 70 degrees clear with a 10-15 mph breeze. The course was in perfect shape, fairways cut short and pristine, the rough had been cut but was still high. The greens lighting fast, shots would hold on the green but it was quick.

Precision shot making is a must on some holes or you will pay a price, good shots great scoring opportunities.

One of guys we played with was -1 on the front nine, the rest of us finished 38, 41, & 44. on the front nine. The back nine we hit a roadblock and play was slowed down quite a bit, and it took the edge off everyone's game, As scores went up,

If you play this course for the first time it would help to use GPS and a local who has played there before, The staff was great, Bonnie the beverage cart server is great. A must play if you like private country club conditions at a good price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Birthday golf"


u000006093965's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

1st time playing this course and it lived up to all that I have heard about it. It is a long drive for me and a bit pricey. The course is spectacular! Greens were fast as heck. The morning dew blower guy on holes 1-3 was a huge PITA and most likely a non-golfer based on his zeal for blowing and not for heeding to paying guests. All other staff on holes were excellent and friendly as all get out. Bring your camera!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Staff/Course"


u107916603's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Having worked in the golf industry for years I was taught that your round does not begin on the first tee but in the pro shop. Using GolfNow we felt like we were treated as second class. Played again the following week with the head pro behind the counter. I can see where the young staff gets their attitude. The course is a wonderful layout, excellent condition with a lot of character.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"We always enjoy The Ranch"


jhorner04's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
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Reviewed on

The greens were rolling quick and the course was plush. Keep it straight, though. The rough off the fairways and around the greens is thick.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Ron506's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Fantastic treat!"


u3170941's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Playing at The Ranch is always a treat. The course - from tee to green - is always in excellent condition, and the staff is very friendly. It was especially nice on Friday to play golf with my son (it was my birthday treat for him). My only criticism was our meal after the round. The food and service were excellent, but the dining room air conditioning wasn't working, and it was extremely hot.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"TPC level at great price"


u6502670's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played on a Golf Now Hot Deal. It was awesome! First class from the second we arrived. Attendant met us at the car, took our bags and confirmed our tee time. Pro in the club house was very professional and knowledgeable. They even got us out early.

Layout is challenging, especially if you are not familiar with the course layout-trust the GPS, it's your friend. Staying in the fairway is a plus, otherwise you're in for a difficult round. The course was in great shape. These were the fastest greens we've played this year-very challenging. Can't say enough good things about all aspects of this course. A must play!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great day"


Kevin6928771's avatar
Skill:  Advanced

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in fantastic shape!

Greens awesome

One of the best around.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Otis22's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Disappointing! Definitely not one of the top 10 you can play in MA. 5.5 hour round and the only time I saw the ranger he was asking the cart girl to head to the 5th hole because his buddies were out of beer.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Loved the Course!! Well Maintained and Friendly Staff"


houseman06's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

In town for work, and found a great deal on golf now. Well worth the $$. This course is challenging for all levels, and rewards the golfer for well placed shots. This is a shotmakers course, and the greens were in great shape! The course has a lot of heather, so make sure you bring enough balls. Friendly staff. Will definately play again when in the area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Unbelieveable"


Backbaymanor's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was told beforehand by others that The Ranch was a great course...this was a gross understatement...I was checking for my obituary because I thought I'd died and gone to golf heaven. Never played anything quite like it because the likes of places like this course are beyond my means and I only get to watch them on television or I'm in some kind of a dream. Thanks for such a treat. I would recommend planning a trip out this way and play the multiple public courses that are in proximity to The Ranch...save this place for last to really impress yourself or others.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hands down best public course in the Springfield Area++"


badrobot's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

1 and 10 start out as an open lynx type coarse with tall fescue and huge challenging greens.The bunkers are deep and soft. As you climb in elevation the layout changes to forest type but still with tall fescue and pot bunkers. The views of the distant mountains and hills are breathtaking.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best western MA course"


u000004973294's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The most groomed course around. Flat manicured tee boxes and amazing fairways to say the least. Fast and true greens that make other courses seem blah. Good assortment of short, medium and long holes. The holes have good separation so you feel miles away from other groups playing. Very picturesque!!! Every hole looks like a postcard!! Every hole has its own feel so you never feel as if you've played a similar hole earlier in the round. GPS touchscreen on carts as well as club and ball washer. The range has real grass, no mats to hit from. Putting and chipping area also has bunkers to practice from which is a huge bonus when warming up. Pace of play there always seems to be well above average and the staff is always helpful and welcoming. Overall a 11 out of 10 when it comes to value and enjoyment.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"great value"


bruin24bruin's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

very nice golf course , outstanding views of the pioneer valley. very well manicured and challenging


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000004167398's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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